Permafrost and its effect on life in the North
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Published by Oregon State University Press in Corvallis .
Written in English


  • Frozen ground.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 34-40.

Statement[by] Troy L. Pèwè.
LC ClassificationsGB641 .P4
The Physical Object
Pagination40 p.
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17757069M

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